08 November 2016

The Book Club Chronicles: The Lake House

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The Book Club met to discuss The Lake House by Kate Morton. Our feelings as a group can be summed up by Patty’s comment, “I wanted to stay home from …

05 September 2016

Jane Two, a pre-Hollywood non-memoir

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Sean Patrick Flanery wrote a novel. Do you know who Sean Patrick Flanery is? Around the turn of the century, he was tied for first place as my favourite Sean …

30 August 2016

The Book Club Chronicles: Introduction

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Five women with a shared love of reading fiction came together just over a year ago. Our purpose: to enjoy the camaraderie of discussing books, to encourage the exploration of …

15 June 2016

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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Two half sisters, an ocean and a world away, give birth to two completely different dynasties. Homegoing follows these families through interwoven tales of love, heartbreak, classism, racism and the …

03 January 2016

Registering On The Snikt-er Scale

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Though it may not be quite as contradictory to my Canadian self-identification as my dislike of maple syrup, I’ve never felt particularly drawn or sympathetic to the character of Wolverine. …

28 December 2015

10 Novels I Read in 2015 That You Should Read in 2016

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2015 was an incredible year of reading for me. I read as many books as I could get through and was fortunate enough to meet several of my writing idols—David …

02 November 2015

November 2015: Relevant Reads

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This month, I’m rolling up my sleeves and plunging into two plays and two books that will recharge my critical batteries. These four brief choices will come as a relief …

14 October 2015

October 2015: Relevant Reads

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Greetings, humans. We have genre variety this month to keep your reading palate happy. Two novels, two biographies, a collection of essays about America’s most famous playwright, and a collection …

09 August 2015

San Diego Comic-Con 2015: BOOM! Studios Panel

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CLICK HERE to read our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2015. After attending the Image Comics panel, I wanted to check out a session about one of my other …

22 July 2015

San Diego Comic-Con 2015: Image Comics Panel

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Image Comics: Where Creators Own the Mainstream was the first of five panels showcasing creators of Image Comics publications at this year’s Comic-Con…

16 June 2015

A Leap of Faith

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At the risk of losing any comics-related credibility I may have established in your eyes to this point, gentle reader, I must admit that I was first won over by …

03 June 2015

June 2015: Award-Winners and Shakespeare Plays

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Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See Book one is this month’s selection for BU’s Core Curriculum alumni book club. We chose the book because we needed a pick …

01 June 2015

Breaking The First Rule

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One of the most satisfying side effects of a popular culture rooted in mass media, in my occasionally humble opinion, is the plethora of milestones available for one’s nostalgic reflections. …

07 May 2015

Gaining Something In Translation

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Montréal is one of my favourite cities to visit. Perhaps it’s the surreal experience of walking down a city street, not entirely unlike a Toronto street, and seeing familiar corporate …

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